Restaurants and Cafes

Close to Chamberlain Hall/Vale Village:
The Physician — big, nice gastropub with lots of outdoor seating
The Highfield — smaller nice gastropub with lots of outdoor seating

Close to UoB Campus (in Harborne):
The Plough — warm & friendly gastropub
Buonissimo — family-run Italian
Sabai Sabai — Asian fusion & Thai
Estado da India— Indian & Portuguese

Close to New Street Station & Downtown Birmingham
Asha’s — Indian, famous now because Tom Cruise loved it
Damascena (Colmore Row)– Middle Eastern
Tamatanga — casual Indian
Cherry Reds — cafe during day/bar in evening , good local beers & all-day breakfast (& other foods)
Brewdog / The Stable — casual grub & drink by the station

Further afield (but worth a visit!)
Chakana — Peruvian
Original Patty Men — fab burgers in trendy Digbeth (also check out Custard Factory and Digbeth Dining Club)
Eat Vietnam — Vietnamese (a bit further afield in Stirchley but worth the trip)
Balti Triangle — Brum-born baltis at lots of places here

In the mood to splurge? Visit one of Birmingham’s five Michelin starred restaurants:
Adam’s Restaurant— “Modern cuisine” (according to Michelin)
Carters of Moseley — “Modern British, creative”
Opheem— “Indian”
Purnell’s Restaurant — “Modern cuisine”
Simpson’s Restaurant — “Modern cuisine” (close to Vale Village)